Examine Ourselves Before Taking The Lord’s Supper

Mark 14:16-25
16 And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover. 17 And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” 19 They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” 20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” 22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Just before the disciples took the Last Supper with their Lord, Jesus said one of them would betray Him. Instead of suspecting another of this act, the disciples asked the Lord one after another whether the betrayer was himself ! The disciples were distressed and they were not even sure of themselves. What happened after the Last Supper ? One betrayed the Lord and another denied Him.  How unpredictably deceitful are our hearts !

Here we clearly notice the conviction of sin by our Lord Jesus and the self examination that followed before partaking of the Lord’s Supper.

Besides partaking the Lord’s Supper in unity and proclaiming His death till He comes, it is so important to examine ourselves of our infirmities and seek the Lord’s forgiveness.

Stop falling for this false teaching of hyper grace teachers not to examine ourselves and confess our sins at the Lord’s Supper.

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